Pakmen Grads are in a Class Above the Rest

By DAVID WINER Janelle Albert and Jake Gomes have more in common than Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Player of the Year honors. After outstanding collegiate volleyball seasons for the Fanshawe Falcons and Humber Hawks respectively, they have the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) championships to look forward to ... More

Former Pakmen Star’s Dream of Turning Pro Becomes a Reality

By DAVID WINER Jared Jarvis always dreamt of being a professional athlete. He may have been dunking and three-point shooting for the win in those fantasies, but setting, or spiking for the victory certainly checks most of the boxes. And now, the 23-year-old outside hitter from Vaughan, ON. will live out his dream in Germany's Bundesliga ... More

Mann and Shah survive stiff competition to win National U16 beach title

By DAVID WINER Kenneth Mann and Punit Shah's firm grasp of top spot on the Canadian volleyball circuit seemed to be slipping during the 2019 beach season. Champions the past two seasons, the Mississauga Pakmen tandem had less time to prepare this season, while simultaneously sensing all their rivals were fine tuning their games with their ... More

Pakmen sweep top four places at OVA U13 Beach championships

By DAVID WINER Playing as a tandem hasn't always been easy for Pakmen beach partners Parker Ocampo and Paul Manna, which perhaps made winning gold that much sweeter at the Ontario Championships at Toronto's Ashbridges Bay over the weekend (August 3-4). Taking on 14 of the top teams in the province, Ocampo, 12, and Manna, 13, overcame their ... More

Schmidt and Fulmer go ‘the distance’ at OVA Beach U15 finals

By DAVID WINER Most long distance relationships fizzle out over time. But in the case of Kaden Schmidt and Peyton Fulmer their introduction at last year's Ontario Summer Games, has been nothing short of a golden opportunity. As winners of last year's Games, Schmidt and Fulmer decided to partner up for this summer's beach season. After ... More